News

One dead fighting wildfire

One dead fighting wildfire

Photo: KGMI

AP News

OKANOGAN, Wash. – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s office says a man died of an apparent heart attack while fighting a wildfire near his home.

Deputies say 67-year-old Rob Koczewski was stricken Saturday while he and his wife were hauling water and digging fire lines on their property.

The sheriff says Koczewski was a retired Washington State Patrol trooper and U.S. Marine.

A friend said he had a history of heart issues.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

After death of 9-year-old, no more bat boys and girls

Fresh
13-overlay2

The National Baseball Congress is suspending the use of bat boys and girls during its World Series in Kansas following the death of a 9-year-old boy who was hit by a bat.

in National

More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

12-overlay

Now that the Senate has derailed Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.

in Sports

Stanley Cup winner Schneider new Hall of Famer

nhl

Stanley Cup winner Mathieu Schneider is among four new inductees to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

in Sports

Prosecutors: Hernandez tipster had sex ties with ex-NFL star

aaronhernandez

Massachusetts prosecutors said on Monday that an anonymous caller, who told lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez that one of the jurors who found him guilty of murder should have been disqualified, had a sexual relationship with the athlete.

in Entertainment

Love is not dead: Will and Jada aren’t divorcing

23-overlay

"Men in Black" star Will Smith took the unusual step of publicly shooting down a report that he and his actress wife of 17 years had decided to divorce.